A number of services for youth and families throughout the Circle City originated with the development in 2000 of a focused community school, George Washington Community School. IUPUI played a key role in the development of the Near-Westside secondary Indianapolis Public School, and continues to serve the school community as an anchor partner.
Each year over 15,000 IUPUI students enroll in engage in community-based courses and conduct over 1 million hours of work for community partners through experiential class projects, technical assistance and research, internships and practica, service initiatives, and volunteerism. Join in!
Two phases of preparation are key for college student success and degree attainment. The first is preparation that occurs prior to arriving on campus. The second involves experiences provided by the university as students matriculate to empower effective transition from campus to careers and citizenship.
IUPUI is fulfilling the promise to our students and the community by preparing students for a lifetime of success, while helping the Indiana workforce to thrive by building a talent pipeline for the careers of tomorrow.
For the first time this coming academic year, 15 incoming IUPUI freshman who are part of the Sam H. Jones (SHJ) Scholarship program will have the distinction of being known as Bonner Leaders and be part of a national program of 3,000 service scholars from across the country.
IUPUI Anchor Housing Program: First Mortgage and First Repair Loan Pre-Approved - IUPUI employees ready to purchase and remain in a home near campus
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) pre-approved the first IUPUI employee for mortgage assistance through IUPUI’s new anchor housing program.
Exploring the invisible history of local Indianapolis. Helping seniors with memory loss. Finding and removing dangerous lead from soil. Creating a system that protects children and keeps them in school. What do all of these things have in common? – the community-based research supported by the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship.
Student success is the consummate goal of IUPUI. Enhanced recruitment and retention is key – particularly among underrepresented populations. Degree attainment is the ultimate metric for student success and the primary prerequisite is the preparation of students before they reach campus.
On January 18, 2017, fourteen IUPUI students embarked on sixteen weeks of IT training at Kinney Group Inc., located in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood on the Near Westside of Indianapolis. Through this university-business partnership, Kinney Group is providing training in Splunk®, the market-leading platform that powers Operational Intelligence. The training will fill a need identified by the Kinney Group for tech professionals skilled in use, setup, education and customer training.
More than 200 IUPUI students, faculty, staff, community partners, and guests came together to recognize IUPUI’s commitment to deepen community engagement at the 13th Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase held on Tuesday, April 11th.
IUPUI Office of Community Engagement received a $2,000 Mental Health America- Indiana chapter grant award for the Girl Talk Mentoring program to recognize children’s mental health awareness month 2017. April and May focused on educating middle school girls on “teen dating violence” with a Domestic Violence Coalition’s interactive presentation at IPS School 56, 51 and Kipp Indy.
Office of Community Engagement recognized the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis during the 2017 IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Awards Ceremony held on April 4, 2017.
IUPUI Office of Community Engagement received a $2,000 Mental Health America- Indiana chapter grant award for the Girl Talk Mentoring program to recognize children’s mental health awareness month 2017.
IUPUI Collaborates with Mary Rigg and National Coalition on Health Initiative for Near-Westside Community Schools
IUPUI is pleased to announce it is collaborating as an anchor institution partner with the Near-Westside Community Schools project of the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. The project has been selected to participate in a school health initiative with the national Coalition for Community Schools.